22 October 2010

Swift Development in Gracemount

An exciting week is coming to a close. The highlight of it for me has been the sod cutting in Gracemount. An interesting sub plot  of the development surrounds some of the environmental works going on. A handful of diseased lime trees have needed to be felled.  The wood from the felled trees is to be used well. Logs and chippings are earmarked for use in projects by the local primary schools including benches and the remainder of the logs will be reused by the Council's forestry department.   

Local wildlife is to be encouraged by siting bat boxes  in 5 of the remaining Lime Trees and each tree felled will be replaced later on in the development with  semi mature trees placed in properly constructed tree pits to give them the best chance of growing. Swift bricks (see picture)  are to be built into the new development to provide a nesting place for this threatened specie. This development clearly is providing homes for a wide variety of tenants!

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